The Up Men program aims to promote positive mental health through creativity & connection - bringing people together without fear of judgement. We stand for openness, acceptance, fresh perspectives and positive expression.
Alongside our mens choir 'Up Men Sing' we host creative workshops and events in Stoke-on-Trent. You can find details of these on our events page.
Up Men is the legacy of a Restoke project called MAN UP, a show about masculinity & mental health co-created with 21 men in Stoke-on-Trent. MAN UP culminated in five sell-out shows performed at Goldenhill Working Men's Club. The Up Men programme is steered and supported by a group of men who took part in the original performance.
Up Men is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Below is a report from the first year of the programme.